Coach Isabelle Bienvenu knows ballet is more than an art form—it’s also a way to keep the body healthy and strengthen it for other sports and activities. A choreographer, dancer, and competition judge as well, she brings her wealth of knowledge to each one-on-one session, wherein she helps her students develop their skills and improve their abilities.
At Associates MD, a boutique medical practice that specializes in everything from cardiology and internal medicine to family practice and chiropractic, a team of physicians works in tandem to help patients live healthier. The doctors' focus is on preventative care and diagnostics such as routine checkups and complimentary in-house labs. With the help of advanced technology, including echocardiography and event monitoring, they are more than able to handle serious heart issues as well. And an onsite dietitian is there to supervise weight-loss programs and provide nutritional counseling.
As a child, M&M Stables' head trainer, instructor, and guide, Melissa loved strolling down woodland trails on the back of a horse. A rider and competitor since the age of six, Melissa’s passion for horses now fuels her career at M&M Stables. Today, she can be found in the saddle training others how to care for and ride horses for fun or during competitions. She also leads trail rides throughout the surrounding equestrian park, giving clients a way to explore neighborhoods atop something other than a bike or a pilfered riding mower.
At The Wellness Studio, ambience is key, as staff members create a tranquil atmosphere in which to coax relaxation from clients. Massage therapists utilize Swedish massage strokes and hot stones to alleviate soreness and tension, and healing-arts practitioners embark on a more intangible course, opening energy channels with ayurveda and shirodhara techniques, as well as through the use of crystals, which help hone in on chakra imbalances across the body. An array of soothing facials rounds out the spa?s relaxing offerings.
While it's accurate to call The Davie Ranch an equestrian facility, that title sells the ranch seriously short. That's because the 10-acre farm is home to not only horses and ponies, but also a range of cute baby critters in the petting zoo, from sheep, goats, and miniature horses to hedgehogs and chicks. It's pretty welcoming to humans, too. A 6,000-square-foot stable serves as the centerpiece for the daily activities and protects visitors when rain clouds threaten or a giant wooden horse mysteriously appears in the driveway. Inside, creature comforts abound, including picnic tables, a stage for live performances, a dance floor, and small rooms ideal for birthday parties.